Ladd A. Baumann

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Ladd A. Baumann, J.D.

Founder and Senior Partner of Baumann, Xu & Black LLC,
1 - (671)477-9084 to 85
1 (671) 477-9087
238 Archbishop Flores St.
Suite 903, DNA Building
Hagatna, Guam 96910

Ladd A. Baumann is a founder and senior partner of the law firm of Baumann, Xu & Black. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School – one of America’s top ten law schools. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Certificate from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in International Criminal Justice from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.

After graduation from law school, Baumann practiced law in Oregon, both in private practice and also as a senior attorney with the Portland Public Defender’s Office.

Baumann moved to the U.S. Territory of Guam in 1974 to work for the Guam Public Defender’s Office. When that office was reorganized in 1975, he was named the first director of the new office.

In 1977, he opened his own private law practice. He also began teaching undergraduate courses in business law at the University of Guam and the University of Maryland in Guam.

Baumann has specialized in immigration and business law for more than 45 years. He frequently lectures on immigration issues before law and business groups in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and an active member of the Guam Bar Association.

Work Experience

  • 2022 to Present
    Baumann, Xu & Black, LLC (Hagatna. Guam)
    Founder and Senior Partner
  • 2010 to 2021
    Baumann, Kondas & Xu, LLC (Hagatna. Guam)
    Founder and Managing Partner
  • 1994 to 2009
    L.A. Baumann & Associates (Hagatna, Guam)
    Attorney-at-Law, Head of the Firm
  • 1988 to 1993
    Baumann & Hull, Attorneys-at-Law (Hagatna, Guam)
  • 1983 to 1987
    Ladd A. Baurnann, Attorney-at-Law (Hagatna, Guam)
    Sole Proprietor
  • 1980 to 1982
    Baumann & Gallagher, Attorneys-at-Law (Hagen, Guam)
  • 1977 to 1981
    Ladd A. Baumann, Attorney-at-Law (Hagatna, Guam)
    Sole Proprietor
  • 1975 to 1977
    Guam Public Defender Service Corporation (Hagatna. Guam)
    Founder and Director 
  • 1972 to 1974
    Metropolitan Public Defender Office (Portland, Oregon)
    Trial Attorney / Director of Branch Office / Director of Training
  • 1970 to 1972
    Law Firm of Tooze, Kerr & Peterson (Portland, Oregon)
    Attorney / Insurance Defense / Litigation
  • 1970
    Research Assistant for Professor Roger Crampton at University of Michigan Law School
    for his book Michigan Administrative Procedure Handbook (1970) (Ann Arbor. Michigan)

Presenter on Immigration Issues:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (annually)
  • Supreme Court of Guam, Inns of Court (2011)
  • District Court of Guam, Annual District Conference (2009)
  • C.N.M.I. Bar Association (2008)
  • C.N.M.I. / Saipan Chamber of Commerce (2008)
  • Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA) (2008)
  • Guam Bar Association, First Regional Conference of Attorneys General & Public Defenders of the Pacific (2008)
  • Rotary Club of Guam (2008)
  • US Dept of Justice conference on Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence,
  • Immigration and Trafficking Cases (2007)
  • Guam Bar Association Seminar on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct (2007)

Boards and Community Organizations

  • Hagatna Pool Foundation, Co-Founder and Attomey (2008 – 2011)
  • University of Guam / Immigration Matters, Attorney (2004 – present)
  • University of Guam Foundation, Co-Founder and Attorney (2000 – present)
  • Guam Humanities Council, Attorney (1999 – 2000)
  • St. John’s Episcopal Prep. School / Mock Trial Team, Coach (1999-2002)
  • Government of Guam’s -Plan 2000′, Advisor to Governor on Immigration Matters (1998)
  • Guam Memorial Hospital Authority, Attorney (1988-1994)
  • Guam World Affairs Council, Co-Founder and Board Member (1985-1995)
  • Guam Legal Services Corp., Board of Directors, Chairman (1982-1985)
  • University of Guam, Board of Regents, Vice Chair (1979-1981); Member (1978)
    Guam American Civil Liberties Union, Co-Founder and Board Member (1975-1980)
  • Oregon American Civil Liberties Union, State Board Member (1973)

Bar Association Admission and Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Guam Bar Association, Active Member
  • U.S. District Court of Guam
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Juris Doctor Degree, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (1969)
  • Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Secondary Teaching Certificate from National College for Criminal Defense Lawyers at University of Houston Law Scholl, Houston, TX, USA (1973)
  • Civil Litigation Certificate from Hastings Law School, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA (1977)


  • 1985 to 1992
    University of Maryland (Guam, USA)
    Part-time lecturer in Business Law and Criminal Justice at various US Navy Bases, Guam
  • 1978 to 1981
    University of Guam (Guam USA)
    Assistant Professor for Business Law and Criminal Justice
  • 1975 – 1977
    Part-time instructor for Constitutional Law, Domestic Relations, Criminal Justice
  • 1974
    Northwestern Law School of Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon)
    Part-time Instructor for Legal Writing
  • 1972-1973
    Portland Community College (Portland, Oregon)
    Part-time Instructor for Criminal Justice
  • 1969
    University of Michigan
    Honors College (Ann Arbor, MI)
    Volunteer Instructor for Criminal Procedure
  • 1966 – 1967
    Ecorse High School (Ecorse, MI)
    Teacher of English